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Germ wars : the politics of microbes and America's landscape of fear

Author: Melanie Armstrong
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Critical environments (Oakland, Calif.), 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The United States government has spent billions of dollars to prepare the nation for bioterrorism despite the extremely rare occurrence of biological attacks in modern American history. Germ Wars argues that bioterrorism has emerged as a prominent fear in the modern age, arising with the production of new forms of microbial nature and changing practices of warfare. In the last century, revolutions in biological  Read more...
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Armstrong, Melanie, 1977-
Germ wars.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016039496
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Armstrong
ISBN: 9780520292765 0520292766 9780520292772 0520292774
OCLC Number: 947817512
Description: 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : political ecologies of bioterror --
"Smallpox is dead" : the public health campaign to (almost) eradicate a species --
Microbes for war and peace : on the military origins of containment --
The wild microbiological west : fighting ticks and weighing risks --
Agents of care : bioterrorism preparedness at the CDC --
Simulation science : securing the future --
Bioterror borderlands : of nature and nation --
Conclusion: "freaked out yet?"
Series Title: Critical environments (Oakland, Calif.), 2.
Responsibility: Melanie Armstrong.

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US government has spent billions of dollars to prepare the nation for bioterrorism despite the extremely rare occurrence of biological attacks in American history. This book argues that bioterrorism  Read more...

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